Art and Crafts

Deb Williams Studio
244 Heywards Road

I am a working artist working in encaustic, acrylic and oil paint. I run classes for adults in Encaustic art. I paint animal portraits in acrylic on commission, including expressionist portraits. I take School Holiday Childrens art fun days most school holidays and host Arty Birthday Parties. I run adult fun art days which are perfect for book groups, plunket or mothers groups etc , from my beautiful lifestyle block in Clarkville, just north of Belfast. I am also a Suzuki piano teacher. Please check out my website

Deb Williams Studio
(03) 3272793
First Light Soy Candles

Beautiful home made Soy Wax Candles. A variety of fragrances and sizes.
Based in Kaiapoi and I attend the regular Markets on a Sat morning.

Admin note:

Lisa is so lovely… she is a wonderful lady and so kind and welcoming…plus she makes some lovely candles… pop along to see her at the markets in Kaiapoi, give her a call or visit her Facebook page

First Light Soy Candles
027 4261896
Foto2Art – turn your picture into a work of art
328 Williams Street
Kaiapoi, New Zealand

Creating A3 super size watercolour prints of your car, pet or person.

Using your original photo or digital media, turn your picture into a work of art. These pictures are printed on watercolour paper and look like real paintings. Using the latest computer techniques a scanned photo can be turned into a painting that can stand up to close scrutiny from professional painters. You choose the style of background or none at all if you wish. Printing is done on heavy weight watercolour paper. I use twenty year fade resistant colour fast inks that will not fade like a laser print. I generally recommend using a plain picture frame, but I have different styles and colours available. This is a cost effective way of getting a painting, without spending $300 – $400

Canterbury area prints I can take photos myself if needed.

Your 483mm x 329mm super sized A3 print is just $40 and standard framing is just $20. So for as little as $60, you can have a unique picture.
027 722 7794
Jacana Quilts
Orchard Place
Clarkville, New Zealand

Jacana Quilts is a mother daughter team dedicated to making handmade quilts and gift ware.

Quilts, hand bags, bags, table runners etc

The quality of the quilts is quiet lovely…they are beautifully designed and beautifully made…

Well worth a look… they attend local craft markets in the area..


Jacana Quilts
0274 411090
Mrs M’s Hand Made – knitting and crochet

Crochet and knitting items for family, friends and home, with handmade dolls too.

Jo makes some amazing things…

Pop and see her facebook page, its well worth viewing her creative talents

Mrs M's Hand Made
(020) 40925056
North Canterbury Craft Group
Kaiapoi Mill to the left of the Art Print shop

The North Canterbury Craft Group has been set up for people to come along to the sessions and bring any crafts that they maybe working on or contemplating starting.

Sessions are held on a Tuesday night at the Kaiapoi Mill to the left of the Art Print shop (it is sign posted)

Regular posts put on the page of notifications of changes or additional weekend sessions

There is no set cost for attending however a gold coin donation is appreciated to cover some of the costs
Paris’s little Christmas trees
Order through facebook page

My name is Paris I am 14 years old, and I go to Kaiapoi high school. I play netball, tennis and do karate. Once I finish school I am going to study to become a Pediatric nurse, I have wanted to do this since the age of 10.
I had the idea from my mum (Shelley) to make little Christmas trees, so I decided to follow mums’ idea. Half of the money I make goes towards my study. I can make just about any colour for you and they are all lit up with white or coloured lights (your choice) I sell them at markets and made to order.
They are all $25

Order through facebook page
Shits about to get dainty – homeware


These are dainty hand drawn one off items for ones home.

This is what would happen if the band Slayer and Antiques Roadshow had a baby.

Shits about to get dainty
Suzuki Piano Lessons age 4 and up

Kind Caring teacher – Deb Williams
Some vacancies Mon/Tues before and after school. Also older and adult beginners traditional or Suzuki. Experienced teacher of children with disabilities. Studio situated in Clarkville. Lessons $30/half hour ph 3272793 /0274978130 or email for more info or bookings

(03) 3272793 or mobile (027) 4978130
Tasha’s Thread Art
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Kaiapoi, New Zealand

Handmade art designs made using wood, nails and thread. These are the current designs I have made so far…

Tasha's Thread Art
027 775 4028
That Arty Guy – Martyn Giles
Footbridge Terrace, Kaiapoi

Welcome to the creative world of That Arty Guy, Martyn Giles.
Martyn’s background is varied and interesting having started out as an Engineering CAD Designer and later  transitioning to Signwriting and Graphic Design.
Martyn is passionate about Art & Design and is super fussy about his attention to detail.
He has the ability to formulate an idea and conceptualise it using tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator.
Whether it is signage, design, airbrushing, in fact anything arty, then let That Arty Guy be the “Go To” person for all your Creative FX.

That Arty Guy
0277 388 759

Poppy Dewdrop is a faerie, who loves Bubbles, Facepainting and Magic!

Poppy is available to to entertain children at their birthdays…go to Facebook page to make bookings
(021) 1286749
Art on the Quay gallery
Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre

176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi

(On the corner of Williams Street and Raven Quay)

Art On The Quay is located in the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Centre with the library, service centre and museum at 125 Raven Quay, Kaiapoi.

Kaiapoi’s Art On The Quay is one of two art galleries in Waimakariri District operated by the Waimakariri Community Arts Council for Waimakariri District Council.
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Artprint Picture Framing and Printing Service
Kaiapoi Mill, Ranfurly Street, Kaiapoi 7630

Our picture framing factory workshop, gallery and retail outlet at the Kaiapoi Mill is 25 minutes north of the Christchurch City Centre, 12 minutes from Belfast
03-327 5528
Carol Moffatt

Carol Moffatt is a New Zealander living in Kaiapoi, North Canterbury, New Zealand.  She has painted in the water colour medium for several years.

In the last 7 years she has attended the Mitchell School of the Arts Summer and Winter Schools at Charles Sturt University, Australia. Through these workshops she has concentrated on technique, inspired by Alvaro Castegnet, Joseph Zbukvic, Herman Pekel and Amanda Hyatt .

In 2013 Carol had her first solo exhibition at the Culverden Art Gallery in North Canterbury.  Private buyers have also showed interest and purchased her water colours as well.

Most of Carol’s paintings and inspiration comes from the Canterbury landscapes. This includes flowers which emerge from the earthquaked landscape.  Her studio is situated at her home and she welcomes visitors by appointment.
The world around me is where I draw my ideas and inspiration from.  Trees, mountains and water together with plants and flowers that live in the environment create my water colour world.  The Canterbury environment is blessed with all these attributes and I feel privileged to live and paint in it.”
Christine Watton

Christine is currently living, working and creating in Kaiapoi. She comes from a teaching background, but is presently commissioned in a marketing capacity when she is not creating artworks. Her artistic passions lie within the realms of abstract expressionism and photography. Christine’s preference is to convey more of what she feels than she sees, making her work rather spontaneous, largely unplanned, and a welcome relief from considered responses expected in daily living. While Christine enjoys most styles of painting it is abstract art where she derives most satisfaction from, usually beginning with a random under-painting allowing the finished mixed media piece to evolve. This process may take a while and she usually has many works on the go at one time, waiting for the next layer of each piece to reveal itself. There is a sense of joy in Christine’s work that comes from an unplanned journey, as the finished artwork slowly evolves, with layer at a time revealing itself through to completion.

Christine is represented by Art Box, Papanui and McAtamney Gallery, Geraldine.

Art Box Gallery
Creative Interactions – Thirsty painters – Holiday Program
Pegasus Town, North Canterbury, New Zealand

Within North Canterbury…

Our venue evenings are held at various venues around North Canterbury. To find out where and when our next evening is being held please choose the month below, you wish to attend.
You are able to book these in advance. Come alone, with a friend, your partner or a group. We cater to a minimum of 10 people each set evening and can accommodate up to 50 people if required.

What we Offer

About our Groups…

At our set venue evenings you are invited to BYO wine and beer only. Glasses are provided. We also provide all your painting supplies, tea, coffee and cake. The evening includes a fun, warm, inviting atmosphere for your creative experience.
Each person receives an easel to use for the evening, with their canvas, a palette of paint and a variety of paint brushes. Easels can be bought (new) for $15 from our web-store.
A set evening runs for 2 hours. On arrival we encourage you to take a name tag, choose the picture you plan to paint and pop on an apron if you choose. During the evening we keep your water clean, your glass full and the laughter flowing. Your paint is topped up as needed while some tranquil tunes play in the background.


Individual & Group Bookings…

Our Thirsty Painter evenings cost $35.00 per person. We also offer a loyalty program for our regulars.
Once you have attended 5 sessions you are eligible to receive a 30% discount on your next booking.
Funding raising options are also available.

How to Book

You choose…

Before you make your booking, please choose your venue, your favourite painting / theme or preferred date. Below are the images chosen for the next few months. On each monthly page you will find the booked venues and dates for that month.

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri: 9-4pm

Sat: 10-1pm

Sun: Closed

Pegasus Town

North Canterbury

New Zealand
Bronwyn 022 165 1079 or Kelly 027 717 0883
Kaiapoi Art Expo
Waimakariri Arts Trust, P O Box 389, Kaiapoi 7644

Kaiapoi Art Expo has been bringing a wonderful art exhibition of local artists to Kaiapoi for over 10 years.

Recently they have expanded the expo to include an arts week, celebrating a range of arts

he Kaiapoi Art Expo is open to the public in the Riverview Lounge, Kaiapoi Club, Raven Quay, Kaiapoi from 10am – 5pm with an official opening on Friday evening.

On display is a varied array of artistic interpretations of life in our community through the skills of painters, potters, weavers, jewellers and sculptors. Whether the medium is clay, metal, paper, canvas or fabric the result will be sure to fascinate anyone interested in the expression of art in its many forms.

The Kaiapoi Art Expo offers emerging artists, from beginners to professionals and crafts people an opportunity to display and develop their talents. We offer a unique environment and opportunity for artists who thrive on the ability to interact with other artists, visitors and allied art groups.

We invite you to join us in this supportive, social and inspirational environment celebrating our local arts and artists. A comprehensive catalogue is available as you enter the Kaiapoi Art Expo.
Larny pops face painting

Face and Body Painter

1 hour • $65 per hour – Travel fee if required

FACE & BODY ARTIST Available for kids parties, fairs, work does, special events

(022) 0967548
NakedArt – sculptures from live models
Studio and Gallery
65a Cass Street,

NakedArt promote a positive attitude to the shape and size of the naked body. You can commission them to create a sculpture of YOU, choose from their interior wall sculptures or outdoor sculptures or statue collection, or select from their collection of glass sculptures, bronze sculptures or aluminum sculptures

NakedArt sculptures are in collections and galleries in 15 different countries…

World Wide Shipping isn’t a problem…


sculptures from live models
(03) 3270066